NWS – Weather for the Chicago and Michiana Area
We settle into seasonable temperatures with daytime highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Nighttime in the mid 30s to lower 50s. Friday will be a pleasant fall day with a high of 51-57 and partly sunny with a 20% possibility of precipitation. Rain returns Saturday evening and again Sunday clearing by Monday.
Friday A 20 percent chance of showers before 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Saturday Night Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Monday Sunny, with a high near 61.
Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 70.
Wednesday Night Clear, with a low around 47.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 65.
National Short Term Outlook
Heavy rains/flash flooding possible for parts of Florida through the weekend. A developing tropical disturbance in the western Caribbean sea/near Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico slings moisture north into a stationary front stuck across the Florida peninsula through the weekend. Combined with cooler air behind the front moving over warm Gulf Stream waters within a saturated airmass, the stage remains set for heavy rainfall/flash flooding particularly near the Gold Coast of the Sunshine State. A flood watch remains in effect there into the evening of October 4th/Sunday.
Heat continues in the West. A warm core ridge out West will be slow to fade through the weekend. This will lead to possible record high temperatures Friday and Saturday for the Western states, with the record high potential receding southward into the Southwest on Sunday as the northern portion of the ridge fades. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect along coastal California. When combined with continuing dry conditions, wildfire/brush fire concerns continue. Air Quality Alerts are also in effect for portions of the West Coast due to the combination of smoke from area fires and the high pressure ridge trapping pollutants near ground level.
Autumn continues from the Midwest to the East Coast. High pressure currently situated over the Plains will continue to drag cool continental Canadian air south across the central and eastern U.S. on the backside of a deep upper level trough. The upper trough itself will keep conditions unsettled, with some light precipitation expected through the weekend as a weak wave of low pressure progresses from west to east. A few spots may see record cool high temperatures across the Midwest on Friday. High wind gusts and dry conditions over the Northern Plains could lead to brush fires/an elevated risk of wildfires on Friday.
News that Impacts You
Courtesy of RISE NWI
You have options as a Hoosier voter!
𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗧 𝗯𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬. You can register online, or update your current voter registration information, by visiting IndianaVoters.com.
To be eligible to vote absentee-by-mail, you must submit your application by Thursday, October 22. If your county election office does not receive your application on this date by 11:59pm, you are not eligible to vote absentee-by-mail in November’s election. To submit your application you can:
💻Visit IndianaVoters.com to submit your application online.
🖨Download and print the application at https://indianavoters.in.gov/MVPHome/PrintDocuments. If you print an application you must hand sign your application, a digital application will not be accepted.
☎️ Call your county election office and request a paper application be mailed to you.
Early voting is scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 6. Traditionally, Lake County has 11 early voting locations and registered Lake County voters can visit any of the 11 sites. Due to COVID-19 we recommend contacting the county election office to verify dates, times, and locations.
𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝘆
Polls will be open 6:00 am – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3. Visit IndianaVoters.com to verify your polling place.
𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲-𝗯𝘆-𝗧𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱
Travel board is a unique opportunity for voters who are confined to their home on Election Day. Call the county election office to learn more about this opportunity. The deadline to submit an application to vote absentee-by-travel board is noon on Monday, November 2.
𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? 𝗔𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲!
Lake County: 219-755-3795
Porter County: 219-465-3485
La Porte County: 219-326-6808
Early Voting Locations Lake, Porter and LaPorte County
Lake County Indiana
Early Voting Locations, Dates & Times
For your convenience, there are five early voting locations. Eligible Porter County voters can cast their ballot at any of these locations.
Chesterton Town Hall Meeting Room
790 Broadway, Chesterton
Hebron Community Center
611 N Main, Hebron
Porter County North County Annex
3560 Willowcreek Rd, Portage
Porter County Administration Center,
Suite 102A, 155 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso
Union Township Fire Station #2
267 N 600 W, Valparaiso
Dates & Times
Early voting begins on Tuesday, October 6th and ends at Noon on Monday, November 2nd. All Early Voting locations will be open as follows:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Saturdays (October 24th & 31st ONLY):
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Mobile Voting Locations, Dates & Times
Eligible Porter County voters can cast their ballots at the following mobile voting locations, dates & times.
Wednesday, October 7 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM
Jamestown Apartments, 2817 Virginia Park Ave. in Valparaiso.
Wednesday, October 14 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM
Oak Tree Village, 254 Sandalwood St. in Portage.
Wednesday, October 21 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM
Kouts Public Library, 101 E. Daumer Rd. in Kouts.
Saturday, October 24 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Haven Hollow Park, 330 W 700 North in South Haven.
Friday, October 30 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM
Luke Oil Gas Station, 298 Melton Rd. in Burns Harbor.
Early Voting Locations
La Porte County Complex
(North of Courthouse)
809 State Street
La Porte, IN 46350
Michigan City County Office Complex
(Corner of 8th & Wabash)
302 West 8th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Former County Library
7089 W. 400 N.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Wanatah Town Hall
104 N. Main Street
Wanatah, IN 46390
GENERAL ELECTION EARLY VOTING DATES
- Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 (8am-4pm)
- Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 (8am-4pm)
- Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 (8am-4pm)
- Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 (8am-3pm)
- Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 (8am-4pm)
- Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 (8am-3pm)
- Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 (8am-12:00 Noon)
MOBILE MARKET VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – OCTOBER
Volunteer at an upcoming Mobile Market food distribution at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Volunteer with your family, friends, school, community group, or corporate team. Ages 8 and older are welcome.
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September 25, 2020
Indiana Moves to Stage 5 of Back on Track Indiana (Covid-19 Response)
Under this adjusted Stage 5, face coverings remain required.
Organizers of events with more than 500 people in attendance will be required to submit a plan to the local health department that outlines measures to mitigate COVID-19.
Restaurants and bars that serve food may open at full capacity as long as six feet of space to maintain social distancing is in place. Customers must be seated at a table or counter.
Indoor and outdoor venues may open at full capacity with social distancing measures in place. Senior centers and congregate meal sites may open with precautions. Personal services and gyms and fitness centers may resume normal operations with social distancing safeguards and cleaning protocols in place.
Details and guidance are updated at BackOnTrack.in.gov and in Executive Order 20-43.
I also signed an executive order extending the public health emergency an additional 30 days.
The executive orders can be found here: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm
September 21, 2020
Highland Main Street Hosts Monthly Restaurant Crawl On September 29th
HIGHLAND | Downtown Highland will be the venue for a new monthly restaurant crawl, beginning September 29th, organized by the Highland Main Street Bureau. Future events will take place on the last Tuesday of each month. The event will feature nine of Highland’s downtown restaurants, each of which
have agreed to provide either a drink, appetizer, small entrée, or dessert for $5 or less. The restaurants are encouraged to change their monthly selection each month to provide variety and to attract repeat customers. Some offers will be available for dine-in only.
The participating restaurants include: Jose’s Family Restaurant, Langel’s Pizza, Dan’s Pierogies, Maria’s Buena Cochina, Growlers, The Counter Ice Cream and Italian Ice, Tradition’s, Sakura Bowl and Sip Coffee 2.
“Highland Main Street wanted to find an opportunity to assist downtown restaurants, which were hard hit by the ongoing COVID-19 emergency,” President Dawn Diamantopoulos said. “We thought that a monthly restaurant crawl, held on what is generally a slower business weekday, would be an ideal way to showcase our great downtown dining options.” The restaurant crawl events will begin at 5:00 pm.
For more information, contact Dawn Diamantopopulos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219.301.0369.
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